The paper herein thus offers an insightful discussion about principal values in a personal philosophy of education that is founded on a Christian view.
In this personal philosophy of education, the fundamental principles are the pillars that give a comprehensive explanation to it. The principles make the philosophy from a Christian worldview with an intrinsic rationalization based on Christian values, virtues and ways (Valmyr, 2009).
Education in the simplest explanation is the acquisition of knowledge. However, in Christianity, ultimate knowledge and truth is found in the word of God. As explained in the book of Hebrews, ultimate knowledge and truth became universal truth and absolute and hence it became flesh among believers. Thus, the Bible is the authoritative source for all instruction and truth even though it might not give adequate knowledge about every earthly subject that is taught in our schools. However, the Bible stands as the framework of all inquiries since it provides guidelines and principles for all our aspects of lives including educational and intellectual lives.
The Bible thus shows how some subjects such as arts, science, and mathematics fit the world that the Almighty God created. The Bible allows us to understand that nature reflects Gods character. Thus, as Christian educators, we must nurture a culture of reading the Bible in students for them to understand and discover the Almighty God since most of the knowledge about Him is found in that Holy book.
Christian educators understand that learning is dependent on a belief system or faith. The beliefs that we harbor are critical in influencing the manner in which we absorb knowledge and interpret it. Thus, it is imperative for Christian educators to examine any fathomable worldview according to the word in the biblical scriptures so that our educational and worldview foundation is in Gods revelation and not cultural prejudices. Our students must also be taught the same ...Show more